Grant writing and proposal development services

Support for preparing grant proposals


The FAU MT office assists in the development of complex proposals that may represent a multi-departmental and inter-institutional collaboration. We also consult individually with faculty and postdocs at FAU and at other universities in Bavaria, and enterprises and startups who are writing grant proposals for external funding. If you would like to request proposal development services, please contact the FAU MT office at


We will assist with:

  • Identification of funding opportunities
  • Proposal preparation timelines, organization, and processes
  • Writing and editing
  • Requirements for specific grant competitions
  • Document control
  • Institutional support letters
  • Addendum forms such as letters of intent, conflict of interest, Gantt charts, etc.

The FAU MT proposal coordinators are experienced in writing, editing, and strategizing for the development of compelling proposals. They will help address key components of submissions and optimize the responsiveness to the funding solicitation.

Ideas for funding in medical engineering

For projects: 

Gemeinsamer Bundesausschuss Innovationsausschuss “Versorgungsforschung zum themenoffenen Bereich” 2023-10-24
Gemeinsamer Bundesausschuss Innovationsausschuss “Versorgungsforschung zum themenspezifischen Bereich” 2023-10-24
BMBF “Entwicklung und Erprobung von neuen Ansätzen der Datenanalyse und des Datenteilens in der Krebsforschung” 2023-12-18
IHI (Innovative Health Initiative) Call Topic 5 “Maximising the potential of synthetic data generation in healthcare applications” 2024-01-16
Horizon Europe “Validation of fluid-derived biomarkers for the prediction and prevention of brain disorders” 2023-09-19
BMBF “Förderung von wissenschaftlichen Nachwuchsgruppen unter Leitung von Frauen im Bereich der Künstlichen Intelligenz” 2023-12-11
BMBF “Flexible, resiliente und effiziente Machine-Learning-Modelle” 2024-01-12
FAU “Emerging Talents Initiative” 2024-03-15
BMBF “START-interaktiv: Interaktive Technologien für Gesundheit und Lebensqualität” 2024-01-15 etc.
BMBF “Prototype Fund” 2023-09-30, 2024-03-31
BMBF “Förderung von Projekten für die grenzüberschreitende Vernetzung und Entwicklung von Projektvorschlägen für Verbundvorhaben des EU-Rahmenprogramms für Forschung und Innovation Horizont Europa” 2023-09-30
BMBF “Software Sprint” 2023-09-30, 2024-03-31
For collaborations between Bavaria and California 2023-10-15, etc.
BMBF “Forschungsvorhaben zur Verbesserung der Explorations- und Integrationsphasen der IKT-Forschung” Open
Bayerische Forschungsstiftung Open
Horizon Europe (topic-specific calls from the European Commission) Various deadlines
EIT Health Innovation (various programs) Various deadlines
Erasmus+ Please inquire directly
BMBF “Förderprogramm VIP+” Please inquire directly
DFG “Trilateral Transfer Projects” for consortia consisting of scientists at universities, universities of applied sciences, and Fraunhofer institutes in cooperation with application partners Please inquire directly
Hospital Partnerships Please inquire directly
BMBF “Alternativmethoden zum Tierversuch” Please inquire directly
German Alliance for Global Health Research “Interdisciplinary pilot projects” and “Cross-sectoral projects” Please inquire directly

For SMEs and startups:

StMWi Gruenderland Bayern “Start? Zuschuss!” 2024-01-08
BMBF “Erforschung, Entwicklung und Nutzung von Methoden der Künstlichen Intelligenz in KMU” (KI4KMU) 2023-10-15, etc. Update
BMBF “KMU-innovativ: Interaktive Technologien für Gesundheit und Lebensqualität” 2023-10-15, etc.
BMBF “KMU-innovativ: Produktionsforschung” 2023-10-15, etc.
BMBF “KMU-innovativ: Elektronik und autonomes Fahren; High Performance Computing” 2023-10-15, etc.
BMBF “KMU-innovativ: Materialforschung (ProMat_KMU)” 2023-10-15, etc.
Europäischer Fonds für regionale Entwicklung (EFRE) “Technologietransfer zwischen Hochschulen und KMU” 2023-09-30
EIC “EU Prize for Women Innovators” 2023-09-27
BMBF “KMU-innovativ: Informations- und Kommunikationstechnologie (IKT)” 2023-10-15, etc.
BMWi “EXIST-Forschungstransfer” 2023-11-30, etc.
Aescuvest Crowdfunding 2023-10-31, etc.
EIC Accelerator Open
BMWi “Zentrales Innovationsprogramm Mittelstand (ZIM)” Open
BMWi “EXIST-Gründerstipendium” Open
BMBF “Medizintechnische Lösungen in die Patientenversorgung überführen – Klinische Evidenz ohne Verzögerung belegen” Open
ESA Business Applications Open
EUREKA Network Projects (from 2 or more SMEs in member countries) Eurostars Open
BMWi “go-digital” Open
Digitalbonus Bayern Open
Companisto Open
Bayern Kapital Open
High-Tech Gründerfonds Open
BayStartUP Open
EIT Health Accelerator (for startups and SMEs, various programs) Various deadlines
Bayerisches Förderprogramm zur Unterstützung des leichteren Übergangs in eine Gründerexistenz (FLÜGGE) Expected October 2023
EIT Health Catapult Please inquire directly
Medical Valley Award Closed 2023-01-22
EIC “Women TechEU” Closed 2022-10-04
BioM m4 Award Please inquire directly
ESA BIC Bavaria Please inquire directly

For postdocs:

Fritz-Thyssen-Stiftung, Stipendien (for postdocs with 2-4 years of experience) Please inquire directly
MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships 2023 2023-09-13
DFG Emmy Noether-Programm Open
Humboldt Foundation Feodor Lynen Research Fellowship Open
DAAD “IFI – Internationale Forschungsaufenthalte für Informatikerinnen und Informatiker – Programmlinie Postdoktoranden” Open
ELAN-Anschubfinanzierung (UniKlinik) Open
Bayerische Forschungsstiftung Open
Stipendienprogramm zur “Realisierung der Chancengleichheit für Frauen in Forschung und Lehre” (FFL) Expected 2024-02
Branco Weiss Fellowship 2024-01-15
Klaus Tschira Boost Fund Closed 2023-03-31
ERC Starting Grants 2023-10-24
Clinician Scientist Program: Basic Module (UniKlinik/IZKF) Please inquire directly
FAU “Emerging Talents Initiative” Please inquire directly
German Alliance for Global Health Research Please inquire directly

For professors and senior postdocs:

ERC Advanced Grants 2024-05-29
ERC Consolidator Grants 2023-09-12
ERC Synergy Grants 2023-11-08
Mercator Fellowship Program Open
VolkswagenStiftung Please inquire directly
Alexander von Humboldt Professorships Open
Humboldt Foundation Feodor Lynen Research Fellowship Open
Stipendienprogramm zur “Realisierung der Chancengleichheit für Frauen in Forschung und Lehre” (FFL) Expected 2024-02
Nokia Bell Labs Prize Expected 2024-04
Clinician Scientist Program: Advanced Module (UniKlinik/IZKF) Please inquire directly

About me

Dr. Lisa Walter has an educational background in physics and pharmacology and brings with her scientific research and grant writing experience from various medical fields. She has supported the submission of over 80 grant applications to funding bodies such as Horizon Europe, EIT Health, BMBF, DFG, and others, and has served as a reviewer for calls at ERASMUS+, Horizon 2020, and EIT Health. Before joining FAU, Dr. Walter held positions at academic and clinical institutions in Germany, France, and the USA.